Transfer Bin: Manchester City and United to lodge Eden Hazard bids

Eden Hazard Dribbling

After last night's Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea could be set to be tested with bids for Belgian winger Eden Hazard.

The Blues slumped to a 3-1 defeat on Wednesday, crashing out in the semi-finals as Jose Mourinho runs the risk of a trophy-less season in his return year to Stamford Bridge, unless he can land the Premier League title in the coming weeks - which looks unlikely.

Under Roman Abramovich, Chelsea are under little threat from their rivals in terms of potential departures of their star players, but last night playmaker Hazard was evidently unhappy with his side's display, saying; "Chelsea aren't set up to play football. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack - a little bit like Real against Bayern. I don't know what we lacked. After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did."

Those comments have set tongues wagging, suggesting that Hazard could look to leave the club this summer as a result, with Paris Saint-Germain the team most strongly linked with a move for the former Lille man as they look to bring the 23-year-old back to France.

But speculation today has also linked Hazard with shock moves to either Manchester City or Manchester United - two sides who were linked with a move for the Belgian back in 2012.

The two Manchester sides have large transfer budgets this summer and could certainly afford Hazard, but this rumour definitely ends up in our transfer bin.

The Blues have already sold Juan Mata to United and some fans were disappointed that one of their favourite players was allowed to leave to a Premier League rival, and would certainly be aghast to see an even more important figure of the team leave the club.

Hazard is one of the main pillars in the Chelsea setup and the man who makes their attack tick, and selling him would be a disastrous move for the Blues - particularly to a league rival.

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